Proceedings, Debates of the U.S. Congress
May 22, 2017
115th Congress, 1st Session
Issue: Vol. 163, No. 88 — Daily Edition
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HONORING FATHER KEVIN WATERS, S.J.
(Extensions of Remarks - May 22, 2017)
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[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 88 (Monday, May 22, 2017)] [Extensions of Remarks] [Pages E692-E693] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] HONORING FATHER KEVIN WATERS, S.J. ______ HON. CATHY McMORRIS RODGERS of washington in the house of representatives Monday, May 22, 2017 Mrs. McMORRIS RODGERS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the retirement of Father Kevin Waters of Gonzaga University. Father Waters joined the Society of Jesus in 1951, and has gone on to serve the students of Gonzaga University as a chaplain, professor, and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Additionally, Father Waters served as the chaplain of the DeSmet Residence Hall for the last 34 years. During his time as chaplain, Father Waters united the young men who lived in that dormitory with religious services, spiritual and personal guidance, and community building within the context of the Jesuit mission. Among the unique services that Father Waters has provided to the residents of DeSmet over the years, it was his weekly [[Page E693]] Sunday night church service in the DeSmet basement that really stood out. When he began offering this weekly service during his first year as Chaplain, Father Waters sought to offer the residents of this dormitory a place where they could go to gather and center on their faith, prayer, and community. Ultimately, he hoped to provide his residents with the opportunity to grow their relationship with God and others each and every Sunday. I want to thank Father Waters for his invaluable service to the students of Gonzaga University, and I wish him a wonderful retirement. ____________________